Accommodations

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Re: Accommodations

Postby KimSolez » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:20 pm

Here is the weblink for booking rooms at the Westin directly:

http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGrou ... &key=1969B

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Re: Accommodations

Postby Pawel Gorny » Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:47 am

I have found something called "The Bed & Breakfast Association of Greater Edmonton".

More informations: http://leonardcohenevent.info
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Re: Accommodations

Postby lklassen » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:37 am

There are also a couple of hostels in both the downtown and Whyte Ave areas. I personally prefer Hi Hostel (along Whyte Ave, near the university, and about a 10 minute bus ride from the main venues) http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostel011010.en.htm But there is also a new hostel about 6 blocks from the Westin called Go! Backpackers Hostel (http://www.gohostels.ca/)

Go! is about $25/night and Hi (which is a much nicer, more european style hostel) is $22 for a bed or as much as $60 for a single room. (I wish it were so cheap in Banff, where I live - hostels are about $40/night here).
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Re: Accommodations

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:41 am

WoW. Thanks for this excellent information, LKlassen! Is your avatar a parrot's eye?


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Re: Accommodations

Postby lklassen » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:15 am

lizzy - it is a painting of a green dragon :) I was on a green dragon thing that day... *shrugs*
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Re: Accommodations

Postby lklassen » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:21 am

To those considering staying at the university:
The university campus is a 5minute LRT ride or an hour's walk from the hospitality suite. However (as I just learned this week) it is only a $7.50CAD taxi ride! The university is also, as Kim stated, not an ideal place to hang out - so come spend the night partying with me at the Westin instead!

All the venues we have planned (and hotels suggested) will be within an absolute MAXIMUM hour's walk or $12 cab ride of the Westin... So no need to try stumbling back to your hotel at 4am because you can't afford a cab ride. We will also make sure people carpool when taking taxis --- it's not just cheaper, it's also more environmentally sound!
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Re: Accommodations

Postby lklassen » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:42 am

[lizzy] hahaa, thanks but I am only a photographer - this is a pilfered image. I wish I could paint that well!
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Re: Accommodations

Postby linda_lakeside » Thu May 01, 2008 2:42 am

Actually, Lizzy, I forgot to pluck my eyebrows before getting my av done. 8)
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Re: Accommodations

Postby Bob Parkins » Thu May 01, 2008 5:34 am

Anyone know if Lister Hall at University of Alberta has wireless Internet -- or even Internet cable ports? What about other locations?
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Re: Accommodations

Postby lklassen » Thu May 01, 2008 5:52 am

There are two locations close to the Westin with internet access - free 1 hour access at the library, and an internet cafe about 4 blocks away. There is wireless internet available at all the second cup locations downtown - there is one a block from the westin and another about two blocks away.
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Re: Accommodations

Postby don » Thu May 01, 2008 7:50 am

For those of us planning to stay for an extended time (Wednesday to Monday in my case) internet access is key. And the local i-cafe is not going to cut it -- I think Parky has a business he needs to run while we're at the event, as do I. Is it possible for someone in Edmonton to give us the low-down on internet availability at the various hotels?
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Re: Accommodations

Postby KimSolez » Thu May 01, 2008 8:32 am

All the hotels have wireless Internet, that is pretty standard these days. I just called to confirm that at the Westin and Holiday Inn Express but I am sure it is true at the others as well. Most have both wired and wireless options.

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Re: Accommodations

Postby Bob Parkins » Thu May 01, 2008 3:25 pm

What about Lister specifically?
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Re: Accommodations

Postby don » Thu May 01, 2008 4:46 pm

Thanks, Kim. Has anyone been able to confirm whether there's internet access in the Lister Hall rooms?
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Re: Accommodations

Postby KimSolez » Thu May 01, 2008 7:08 pm

To some extent you get what you pay for. The Lister Hall rooms are the cheapest place to stay, save for the hostels. The situation with Internet access there is as follows:

"Although we cannot provide high speed internet access in these rooms, all our guests have access to our computer rooms (there is a minimal per hour charge for access)."

So this is not as convenient as having Internet in your room, but still you will have access and the computers are usually of good quality and there are good support services. I use the University computer system all the time around the clock and their support people are phenomenal.

Hope this helps.

All the best. - Kim

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